Kiva drops plans for Glenwood site

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 6:55 a.m. CDT

CAMPTON HILLS – Plans to turn the former Glenwood School site into an alcohol and substance abuse treatment facility have been dropped.

Patrick Griffin, a lawyer representing Kiva Real Estate Investments, released a statement Tuesday sharing the group’s decision.

“Kiva Real Estate Investments LLC has eliminated the former Glenwood School site in unincorporated Kane County from the properties under consideration for establishing its residential alcohol and substance abuse treatment facility,” according to the statement.

“Kiva remains committed to its treatment mission and looks forward to identifying a residential treatment site in the near future.”

Griffin said he is not aware of Kiva considering other properties in Kane County.

Kiva asked Campton Hills last summer for a special-use permit to operate a high-end alcohol and substance abuse treatment center at the former Glenwood School along with annexation into the village. After a series of public meetings, the Campton Hills Village Board denied the annexation request, 4-2.

Kiva representatives had indicated it would redirect its request to Kane County, which has zoning jurisdiction over the facility that is in unincorporated Campton Township.

Griffin did not know why Kiva changed its plans, he said. A representative from Kiva did not return a voice mail or email seeking comment. Griffin said Kiva never bought the Glenwood property.

Leaders of Glenwood Academy – formerly known as Glenwood School for Boys and Girls – decided last year to sell the Rathje Campus northwest of St. Charles because it could not afford to operate it and its campus in Glenwood.

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